Today’s Solutions: January 25, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

Ketamine as an effective tool in treating alcoholism

In a follow up from a story published earlier this month on ‘How ketamine can help fight depression,’ we are going to report on new data published from a recent clinical trial. This time instead of depression, doctors administered this drug to people suffering from alcoholism. The clinical Read More...

Snacking on this food will curb your sugar cravings, according to a dietician

Sugar cravings—we all have them. They’re probably the most challenging obstacle to overcome when we’re trying our darndest to stick to a healthy diet that we know is good for our body and mind. Luckily, there are ways we can fight off intense sugar cravings when they rear their heads. One Read More...

Samaritans pilot a project aimed at suicide prevention in UK

UK-based suicide prevention charity Samaritans has teamed up with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge to create the nation’s first digital-only suicide prevention support program. The idea behind offering digital-only support is to accommodate the communication preferences of anyone in Read More...

Jigsaw puzzles: A hobby that's great for your brain

With the winter season well underway, our summertime lockdown outside activities has briefly been put on pause. So, we thought we’d give our readers some inspiration for a hobby you can carry out all from the comfort of your own home, puzzling! In our ever increasing digital society, this Read More...

Switching one item in your diet could cut your carbon footprint by 48%

If you’re looking to slash your carbon footprint, changing just one item in your diet could help you make the grade. According to a recent study, Americans who eat beef could reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 48 percent by substituting just one serving per day with a more eco-friendly Read More...

An EMADE autonomous drone helps save the life of cardiac arrest patient

Last month in Sweden, an elderly man experienced a cardiac arrest while shoveling snow. Today, this man is still alive thanks in large part to Everdrone’s Emergency Medical Aerial Delivery (EMADE) service, a dispatch service that uses drones to fly in defibrillators. An individual experiencing Read More...

Smart harness helps visually impaired people avoid collisions while walking

As many automotive companies scramble to shape the future of mobility, self-driving cars have been one of the most talked-about topics in the tech scene in recent years. Many believe that autonomous vehicles could help solve many of the problems related to our current transportation systems in Read More...

NHS app helps UK families curb the record rise in childhood obesity

Since the beginning of the pandemic, surveys show that parents in the UK have been allowing their children to snack on more unhealthy food, which likely contributes to the record rise in obesity among 10- to 11-year-olds across the nation. Other factors include lockdowns, school closures, and Read More...

Book Excerpt: ‘The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More’

“Sometimes finding just one place to start, one thread to pull on, can shift the momentum in the other direction—sleep improvement leads to more sleep improvement.” -Diane Macedo In today’s Optimist View, we’re delighted to share an excerpt from ‘The Sleep Fix,’ the newest book from Read More...

World’s smallest antenna created from human DNA

Scientists, from the Université de Montréal, have constructed the world’s tiniest antenna in an incredible experiment. This nanoantenna is made entirely from human DNA and its purpose is to monitor structural changes of protein molecules in never before achieved detail. What is the device made Read More...